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Long Beach State Track & Field

Long Beach State Track & Field Update

Jason Smith and Sal Nasser finished in the Top 10 to claim the first two spots at the NCAA Championship for Long Beach State in the first day of competition at the NCAA West Preliminaries on Thursday in Sacramento.

Smith, the Big West Field Athlete of the Year, finished in fourth place in the long jump with a new career-best of 7.77m. Nasser posted a new PR of 7.70m in the long jump to finish ninth.

Big West Freshman of the Year Shalee Reynolds moved on to the quarterfinals in the 400m hurdles.

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JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.